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Old 04-29-2002, 12:35 AM   #1
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mouse configuration questions


q1:the mouse pointer follows the hybertext links under redhat--in text mode--"links" is the browser--but doesn't under slackware; how can I enable this feature under slackware?

q2:the mouse wheel works properly--for scrolling--under caldera,but doesn't under slackware;how can I enable this feature under slackware?

Notes:
-my mouse type is ps/2(2 buttons + wheel)

-I used to use caldera and redhat before for short period,thus I'm comparing them with slackware which is my default distro nowadays.

-I noticed that redhat7.2 runs "gpm" as slackware does,when I run ps -x.
 
Old 04-29-2002, 03:16 AM   #2
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For the wheel you need to edit /etc/X11/XF86Config and add Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5" to the pointer section. Cant help you with gpm as I don't use it.
 
Old 04-29-2002, 07:19 AM   #3
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about the gpm thing that enables the mouse in the text mode in slackware 8 you have to edit the config file which if I remember correctly is in the
/etc/rc.d/rc.gpm
file and you go to the line that starts the gpm daemon and you change the device from the default

/dev/mouse

to the one you have if PS2 mouse you type

/dev/psaux

then restart your gpm daemon and you are ok.

/etc/rc.d/rc.gpm

have fun.....slackware Rulez.
but configuration of Linux - Sucks...
 
Old 04-29-2002, 07:34 PM   #4
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I've done as you said Aussie but didn't work.

BTW:there's no problem with the gpm!!
I said that both SLK&RH run it with the same arguments,which means the problem isn't in the gpm settings..

and the problem isn't the configuration file of "links" because SLK&RH use the same /home
and the same users too,means the configuration file is the same for the both distros.
 
Old 05-01-2002, 05:45 AM   #5
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i've upgraded kbd+gpm --surfing with links going fine now.
 
  


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